The Latest from our Blog

August 10, 2009

The availability of skilled professionals is key to maternal and neonatal health. At Maternova, we are interested in mapping the current locations of skilled birth attendants--but just as interested in highlighting the precise areas where access is most inadequate. A new study documents health workers shortages country by country in Africa and I briefly cover it here.

"Aloke Debdas", "underbuttocks drape", "pph bag", "pph measurement"
July 14, 2009

Part of our goal as a hub is to collect, categorize and highlight innovation for maternal and neonatal health. We will feature high-tech for a low price or low-tech for a very lower price. We will cover extremely creative or just highly practical ideas. And we categorize innovations in the pipeline or still in research and development versus those that are on the market. Soon Maternova will be interactive, allowing comments from the field on priority

"Breath of Life", CPAP, DtM, Vietnam CPAP
July 07, 2009

Breath of Life is a program that directly addresses infant mortality in Southeast Asia through low-cost innovative clinical solutions. The East Meets West Foundation is a nonprofit which began the Breath of Life program in response to high infant mortality rates in Vietnam and elsewhere. Breath of Life saw the lack of attention and resources for neonatal mortality as a problem they could address. Concentrating resources on solutions for the first four weeks of life, the group focused on design and distribution solely for neonates.

June 05, 2009

Maternova as an entity is evolving and solidifying. Our objective: to become a ‘go-to’ platform connecting those who work and innovate for maternal and neonatal health. We see ourselves as a creative web-based platform focused on efficiency. Maternova is a nimble, innovative entity creating value by connecting clinicians and innovators in real-time. We will take a highly fragmented market of 30mm nurses and midwives and consolidate information flows to improve efficiency and save lives.

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